Youth Transition Services

Youth Transition Services

FrameWORK for Success

Funded by the Brandywine School District and the New Castle County Vocational Technical School District, this program serves youth with disabilities, 18 to 21 years old, who are interested in learning work skills and exploring options in preparation for adult life. Working closely with students and the school district, we coordinate work experiences with local businesses and work adjustment training at ServiceSource to assist the students to discover their unique vocational talents and gifts, promote inclusion in the community and provide a foundation from which students can build upon in making post-secondary educational and career decisions.

High School/High Tech (HS/HT)

HSHT is a community-based partnership that provides high school students with all types of disabilities, ages 14-22, the opportunity to explore jobs and post-secondary education leading to technology-related careers. The HSHT Program provides students with disabilities the opportunity to obtain firsthand knowledge of and in experience high tech careers. The program incorporates site visits to employers, guest speakers, workshops and paid summer intern opportunities for high school participants.  Florida High School High Tech (HSHT) is part of the national HSHT initiative, supported by the US Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). It is funded in Florida by The Able Trust, a nonprofit foundation providing employment support for Floridians with disabilities and supported by the Florida Department of Education’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Because of its location on Florida’s High Tech Corridor, Pasco and Pinellas Counties are uniquely positioned to be the hub of a HSHT program serving youth with a focus on technology, science, math and engineering. For more information contact Miranda Ray at 727-600-8920.

Pathways to Careers

Pathways to Careers is an employment program that empowers youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to match their skills, interests and abilities with jobs and careers in their communities. Pathways to Careers is designed to deliver the highest possible quality of service to both its career-seeking and employer customers.  Benefits to employers include:

  • Matching Talent to Need – We spend time working with you to ensure the best possible match is made
  • Sponsored Internship Experiences – Participants take part in 8-12 week internships supported by Pathways staff and at no cost to the employer
  • Fully Supported – We provide job accommodations, resources and employment supports as well as an Employer Payroll Tax Adjustment

Click Here for an employee’s perspective on the Pathways Program

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